Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Relevant Welsh Authorities) Order 2011
This Order amends the list of authorities specified in Part 2 of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 ("the Act"). These authorities are subject to the public sector equality duty ("general duty") set out in section 149 of the Act, by virtue of section 150 of the Act, to have due regard, when exercising their functions, to the need to—
(a) eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
(b) advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
(c) foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
The authorities listed in Part 2 of Schedule 19, as amended by this Order, are also subject to specific equality duties imposed by the Welsh Ministers by virtue of the Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011 under the power conferred on them by section 153(2) of the Act.
This Order omits entries from the list of authorities specified. However, the authorities omitted that exercise public functions will remain subject to the general duty in section 149(1) of the Act in the exercise of those functions, by virtue of section 149(2) of the Act. Articles 2(a), (b) and (d) amend Part 2 of Schedule 19 to include the authorities listed in those paragraphs.
Made: 3 April 2011 Coming into force: 4 April 2011
Published: 05/05/2011 13:12